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23Apr

Commentary: Taking undocumented immigrants’ housing won’t help the ‘most vulnerable’

Share List From: Pennsylvania Capitol Star The Trump administration is upping the ante in its war on undocumented immigrants with a new proposal to boot them from public housing — all in the name of helping “the most vulnerable” Americans. But immigration activists and advocates for low-income Pennsylvanians say all the White House’s plan would…

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26Mar

Study: Philly Among Leaders in Gentrification, Which has Pushed Out People of Color

Share List The Philadelphia Inquirer  Seven cities account for nearly half of the gentrification in America — and Philadelphia stands prominently among them, according to a national study released this week. The city also ranked high in the intensity of changes that have pushed many low-income people of color out of their longtime neighborhoods. “A…

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12Mar

How to Promote Aging in Place (Hint: It’s More Than Wheelchair Accessibility)

Share List How Housing Matters Type the phrase “aging in place” into a Google search, and you’ll likely see pictures of wheelchairs fitting comfortably through home doorways, bathtubs and showers with zero-step entrances, and open floorplans to facilitate seamless movement from room to room. But what is often missed in discussions promoting aging in place…

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17Apr

Pittsburgh Task Force Issues Proposals to Improve Fair Housing

Share List From proposals regarding tenant screening, increased legal assistance for low-income renters facing eviction, applying fair housing criteria to proposed development projects and inclusionary zoning, a task force unveiled a series of draft recommendations Wednesday aimed at reducing barriers to fair housing in Pittsburgh. The announcement of the proposals on Wednesday at the August…

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28Mar

PACDC & Allies Selected for New Anti-Displacement Policy Network

Share List PolicyLink has announced that Philadelphia has been selected for the first cohort of the All-In Cities Anti-Displacement Policy Network. With support from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and The Kresge Foundation, the network of ten cities will work together over the next year on strategies to fight displacement and build inclusive, prosperous cities. The other…

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20Mar

Mayor Panto: Expand Tax Base or Face Gentrification

Share List After reflecting on 10 years of economic success, Mayor Sal Panto declared affordable housing and homelessness pressing issues during his State of the City address Wednesday evening. To combat them, Easton plans to roll out an affordable housing program next year, targeting lower-income homeowners and renters. But Easton can’t avoid gentrification unless it expands its…

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09Jan

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto wants to focus on development, not politics in 2nd term

Share List By: Bob Bauder , Pittsburgh Tribune Review Published: Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, 4:54 p.m. During his inauguration Wednesday, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto plans to outline goals for his next term, including a partnership with major nonprofits and corporations for funding several major initiatives. Peduto, 53, would not identify the projects, saying he was…

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